Dos Anos Kundalini Raising, Jailed, Hotel Surfing, Homeless, & Finally, The New Studio

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well in your world.

I have to admit that I’m elated at the moment.  I’ve again, been experiencing that old, familiar exhilaration that comes along with painting. I believe I’m enjoying the process even more than usual, probably because the possibility of painting was removed from my life for while.

After two years of what I can only describe as a mind-blowing “Kundalini raising” experiment, I found myself fleeing my studio, jailed, hotel surfing, homeless, then on my mother-in-laws couch for a spell.  Fortunately, remaining calm in the face of adversity eventually earned a few nights in fine hotels and being able to celebrate Valentines Day in style.

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 If a handful of body oil cheese cake parties wasn’t enough to be grateful for, then being able to say that I’m now in a new studio, and have began working again on the piece I started last December, certainly is.

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I began the piece in oil paint, but it had LONG since dried.

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I didn’t want to ruin the work done during the December session, so I grabbed a chalk pencil, then brought out more definition with conte crayon.

  The piece isn’t quite finished yet, but considering the glee I’m experiencing, it will be completed very soon.  Until then, here’s a peek.

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Work in progress, oil, conte crayon, graphite & latex (Applied with female breasts) on canvas, 2015 – 2016

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I’ll finish up by mentioning that during my time in purgatory,  I was fortunate enough to receive plenty of ideas of how to translate my experiences into new art and had a ballpoint pen and sketchbook handy.  As I mentioned in my last blog entry, some of the ideas were recorded as songs, or poems to be painted at a later date.  Others came simply as images.  Needless to say, I think I’ll be working non-stop for a while.

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Study – “When It Spoke, I Took Notes & This Is What It Say”, 2016

Until next time, have a great week!

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CKirk

A.K.A.

The Son Of GRID

A.K.A

Mister Miracle

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New # 15: An Intriguing Nude Triptych

Hello again art lovers,

I just stopped in to share my new triptych titled Apoko – Lips # 15.  This set took a while to finish.  I think we did the photo shoot over a month ago, for christ sakes!  Some of you may recognize the figures and props from an earlier and very popular blog post.  If not, and you’re interested in seeing the pre processed photos just click  here.  Anyway, I really like where the 2015 work is headed.  It’s still focused on contemporary culture, technology and action interrupted by glitch, but with this piece, I’m looking at old ideas and pairing them with the modern equivalent.

I uploaded a large image of the full triptych and each individual section of the piece below.

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Apoko – Lips #15

Acrylic, emulsion, transfer pencil, graphite, micron pen, oil pastel on watercolor paper, 2015

Enlarged Adaptation

UV inks on metal.

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In other news, the all new ckirkart.com will be operational next week and will exclusively feature my new series Apoko – Lips.  For the next 7 days, I am offering you free shipping on any purchases of art created prior to 2014.   This offer ends March 25th at midnight.  If there’s a piece you’ve been considering, now’s a good time to grab it.

Click here to see what’s available.

If you see anything you like, email info@ckirkart.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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Gozer Does Planet Earth

Hello again dear readers,

I hope everyone has had a good week so far.

I’ve been better.  I seem to have picked up some bad juju and haven’t been able to get the smell of toddler vomit out of my nose since midnight.

I’m shipping a mixed media study from 2009 to a new collector in Italy today. I’m pretty happy about it. I haven’t sold anything to someone in Italy for a few years. I believe the study may be the first manifestation of a weird, crusty deity that I conjured up and have used in my work, off and on, ever since.

Below are the progressions of “Gozer”

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“Gozer” study 2009

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“Gozer” canvas 2009

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“Re – Imagining Gozer” 2009 – 2013

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“Gozer Does Planet Earth” 2013 – 2014

I’m still waiting to see if the deity will show up in my current body of work

“Apoko – Lips”.

Speaking of, I’ve been put off the last couple of weeks. I need to get back to work.  I started a few pieces a month ago and have yet to finish them.  It’s about time to wrap them up.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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